Christians Need To Vote

Christians need to vote.

Our November election finish line is fast approaching. The 2015-2016 primaries remain far behind. The GOP Convention currently finishes this evening in Cleveland with Donald J. Trump being nominated as the Republican candidate.

And the Democratic Convention quickly follows  in Philadelphia from July 25-28, where Hillary Clinton will accept their nomination.

There are those that believe Church and State should be kept far apart. I believe God gave us governing authorities for many reasons, though we are to always remember and acknowledge who reigns supreme. (And isn’t it a blessing in America we get to vote in our leaders?)

ROMANS 13:1-3 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended.

As a Christian American I have tried to follow our current, very complicated political process which raced in front of us. I did this so that the basis of my privileged vote comes from facts I learn about  each candidate. Specifically:

Life history, personal character, work ethic, opinion on religion, and national and international agenda issues.

The Bible tells us we need to stay aware of those who influence our lives. Just as false prophets were prevalent in the Old Testament and in Jesus’ time, we also need to remain aware of anyone who desires to govern us because of their motivation for money or power.

MATTHEW 7:15-17 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

That Bible verse means individual traits create a person’s character. And those traits spring forth through that same persons’ actions. Actions, if political, that will effect all areas of American life. Through research of our final two presidential candidates, many lists can be found on where these nominees stand with important issues. Here is a grouping of some of those lists.

Which Candidate:

Wants military spending significantly increased?

 Trump – Yes                             Clinton – No

Wants 11 million undocumented immigrants deported?

 Trump – Yes                             Clinton- No

Wants Mexico to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border?

 Trump – Yes                              Clinton – No

Wants a shut-down of Muslims entering the country until vetted?

 Trump – Yes                               Clinton – No

Wants Obamacare replaced?

 Trump – Yes                               Clinton – No

Wants Medicaid expanded?

 Trump – No                                 Clinton – Yes

Believes in climate change?

 Trump – No                                 Clinton – Yes

Believes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline should resume?

 Trump – Yes                                Clinton – No

Believes fracking should be banned?

 Trump – No                                  Clinton – No

Believes offshore drilling should be banned?

 Trump – No                                 Clinton – Yes

Believes the minimum wage should be raised?

 Trump – No                                 Clinton – Yes

Believes the U.S. should tax corporations trying to hide profits overseas?

 Trump – Yes                                Clinton – Yes

Believes in a Social Security cut?

 Trump – No                                 Clinton – No

Believes the retirement age should be raised?

 Trump – No                                  Clinton – No

Believes ex-felons should be allowed to vote?

 Trump – No                                  Clinton – Yes

Supports same-sex marriage?

 Trump – No                                   Clinton – Yes

Supports abortion if the mother’s life is on the line?

 Trump – Yes                                  Clinton -Yes

Supports abortion in cases of rape or incest?

Trump – Yes                                   Clinton -Yes

Supports late-term abortion restrictions?

 Trump -Yes                                   Clinton -Yes

Supports the death penalty?

 Trump – Yes                                  Clinton – Yes

Supports police body cameras as mandatory?

 Trump – No                                  Clinton – Yes

Supports increased gun-control?

 Trump – No                                 Clinton – Yes

Supports increased gun background checks?

 Trump – No                                 Clinton – Yes

Supports an assault-weapons ban?

 Trump – No                                  Clinton – Yes

As Christians we can easily discern that neither candidate is flawless. However, neither are we. We are all born with a sinful nature.  But our country and the world is transcending into deep division and it is our responsibility to choose a new leader.

We are desperately in need of leadership that will:

  • Passionately protect America from acts of terrorism.
  • Consistently create jobs for all working classes.
  • Expertly negotiate deals with foreign leaders on military and trade issues.
  • Re-build the infrastructure of America and make it great again.

Our next President not only needs to accomplish these towering tasks for the present, but he must also consider the direction of America’s future. And that direction includes the nominating of potentially four Supreme Court Justices.

“Every election, people say, ‘This is about the future of the Supreme Court and the Constitution.’ This time it’s true,” said Georgetown University constitutional law professor David Cole.

Though no Justice has declared upcoming retirement, currently four Justices are over age 77. If liberalism is voted into the presidency in our November election and conservatives loose, the scales of justice will undoubtably crash over to the left. Deformed decisions will be made such that our conservative grandchildren will never fully correct.

I have read many Christians do not agree with all that Mr. Trump has to say, thus they are choosing not to vote at all.  Please remember this –

A vote not cast for Trump conservatism is a vote cast for Clinton liberalism.

A vote not cast for Trump

As Dr. Ben Carson stated in his convention speech, Donald J. Trump is: “The right leader for a time such as this.”

***Please, appreciate your American responsibility to vote and cast your ballet for Trump this November.

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 …For information on why we should never use God’s name in vain, order my book, Lift Him Up don’t Pull Him Down, @ Lulu.com or Amazon.com.

 

 

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